The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office has announced a list of experts who will make up its first ever Q&A panel at its annual ‘Make Your Mark’ programme.
Confirmed panelists, who will be answering visitor’s questions during the sessions will be: Elizabeth Bone, studio jeweller, Monique Daniels, jeweller, Percy Emmett, trainer and coach, Ruth Faulkner, editor of Retail Jeweller and Louisa Pacifico, chief executive of Craft Central.
Dr Robert Organ, deputy warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office, said: “We are introducing the Panel this year in response to the huge popularity of talks at previous Make Your Mark events.
“The success of Make Your Mark in 2014 and 2015 proved that there is huge demand for advice and inspiration among students wanting to set out on careers in precious metals and so this year, alongside the very popular talks by Theo Fennell and Michael Wainwright – where time for questions is often very limited – we wanted to give students a chance to ask our panel of experts any of their trade-related questions.”
Dr Organ noted that the event will aim to bring together partners to share expertise on jewellery making, silverware and precious metal trades.
“With the addition of the panel this year we hope to give students and their tutors an even more rewarding experience,” he concluded.